Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sock Making Series # 2

After a long time (maybe a year) I pounced on sock knitting. There were two pairs I had to finish.

I wanted to try something new, what I've never done before. So I made a pair of knee-highs and two-at-a-time socks.

The first ones were done according to Spring socks pattern. I utilized scrap yarns from my old sweaters and made striped knee-highs made from top-down, with heel flap.

Somewhere in the ravelry database I discovered patterns for socks that were made two-at-a-time using a long circular needle. It caught my attention immediately. I think it's great to make both socks together. You don't need to count rounds, you can just try them and they are both the same :-)

I chose toe-up socks by Liat Gat. She has fantastic, easily understandable videos on youtube that can help you with the technique. I had just a little problem. My circular needle was not long enough, so the knitting was little bit complicated. But I solved it by using 2 circular needles.

Cast on for two-at-a-time

They will be great for sleeping :-)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

New Look

It's time for some changes in my life and I think my blog deserves a little change in look too :-)

After that I will start posting again and working on many projects I've been thinking of for long time. I will have more time and I'm already looking forward for it...